Super Falcons wallop Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in AWCON 2018 – Football

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria walloped Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in their last group game of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) to book a semifinal date against Cameroon.

Nigeria needed a win against the whipping girls of Group B Equatorial Guinea and they did just that with a 6-0 win.

Reigning African Women’s Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala netted a hat trick while Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Rita Chikwelu were the other scorers for the Super Falcons.


Francisca Ordega
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Francisca Ordega was among the scorers as Nigeria thrash Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in AWCON 2018 (CAF)

 

The Super Falcons secured a second place finish in Group B with the win and progress to the semi finals.

It was Ordega who opened the scoring in the 10th minute after latching on to a pass from Chikwelu.

Woman of the Match


Asisat Oshoala
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Asisat Oshoala’S hattrick game her the Man of the Match award (Twitter/Debola Adebanjo)

 

Oshoala opened her AWCON 2018 account in the 12th minute after receiving a brilliant pass from Oparanozie.

She grabbed the second and Nigeria’s third in the 21st minute with a calm and composed finish off a pass from Alimatu Ayinde.

Courtesy of the hattrick, Oshoala was named Woman of the Match.

In the 32nd minute, she completed her hattrick to put Nigeria 4-0 up at halftime.

It took Oparanozie just three minutes to score Nigeria’s fifth of the game before Chikwelu put the final nail in the coffin with a 63rd-minute goal.

The win guaranteed them a second place finish in Group B and they will now face Group A winners Cameroon in the semi-finals on Tuesday, November 27.

South Africa played out a 1-1 draw with Zambia to secure top place in Group B and will face  Mali in Cape Coast also on Tuesday, November 27.

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